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(Forbes)   Just in time to spoil 1.8 million ballots, the USPS had stopped updating its all important address change database. Resulting in mail-in ballots being sent to the wrong address   (forbes.com) divider line
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2020-09-29 1:11:47 PM  
"reported internal USPS documents describing it only as an unexplained "error" "

Sounds like shenanigans to me.
 
2020-09-29 1:38:52 PM  
Get a ballot early and physically bring it to the relevant location yourself.
 
2020-09-29 1:42:40 PM  
Just a quinky dink I'm sure.
 
2020-09-29 8:34:39 PM  
They will stop at nothing
 
2020-09-29 8:34:43 PM  

wearsmanyhats: "reported internal USPS documents describing it only as an unexplained "error" "

Sounds like shenanigans to me.


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2020-09-29 8:34:48 PM  
They sabotaged the Postal Service to help Trump.  The whole federal government too.


112 days 4 hours 25 minutes until they drag him out.
 
2020-09-29 8:35:04 PM  
That's not De(Joy)liberate at all.
 
2020-09-29 8:35:11 PM  
These people are literally, without exaggeration, the enemy of the republic and deserve the same fate as any such.

/"these people" are the trumpist Traitors
 
2020-09-29 8:35:45 PM  

Walker: Just a quinky dink I'm sure.


We're quickly reaching the point where Trump will just outright declare that people who aren't registered Republicans, and willing to sign themselves over to the Trumpist cult, are terrorists and move to revoke all of their legal rights.

Anything, ANYTHING to keep the Sword of Damocles that is his financial troubles from falling on his head.
 
2020-09-29 8:36:07 PM  

Walker: Just a quinky dink I'm sure.


Yeah. Just like the fact that mail slowed to a farking crawl as soon as DeJoy started sabotaging shiat making the USPS more "efficient". Or the fact that the vast majority of changes have been targeted at blue areas. Or the fact that Donald Trump has explicitly said that sabotaging the USPS is his attempt to fark with mail-in voting.
 
2020-09-29 8:36:24 PM  
These people are oligarchs. And 40% of the population support them.
 
2020-09-29 8:37:07 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: wearsmanyhats: "reported internal USPS documents describing it only as an unexplained "error" "

Sounds like shenanigans to me.

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I mean, he's not wrong.

We've also been reminded that it controls lots of people money, their businesses, and their health too.

You can literally kill someone or render them completely bankrupt and homeless, if you manipulate the mail correctly.
 
2020-09-29 8:39:56 PM  
trumpet, the GOP, their supporters are truly human garbage
 
2020-09-29 8:40:15 PM  

wearsmanyhats: "reported internal USPS documents describing it only as an unexplained "error" "

Sounds like shenanigans to me.


ok, great, fix it.
 
2020-09-29 8:40:32 PM  
Just vote in person FFS.  A vote by mail is a vote that's getting thrown out as far as I'm concerned.
 
2020-09-29 8:40:36 PM  
There you go... again.

Republicans can only win anymore by cheating.   gerry mandering, surpressing votes, anything they can do.

traitorous assholes.
 
2020-09-29 8:41:12 PM  
I'm telling you guys--Trump's team knows how many votes he needs and WHERE to short them.

This is all a done deal.
 
2020-09-29 8:42:23 PM  

BlueDWarrior: Walker: Just a quinky dink I'm sure.

We're quickly reaching the point where Trump will just outright declare that people who aren't registered Republicans, and willing to sign themselves over to the Trumpist cult, are terrorists and move to revoke all of their legal rights.

Anything, ANYTHING to keep the Sword of Damocles that is his financial troubles from falling on his head.


Huh...reading that, the first mental image I had-Clint Eastwood in "A fistful of Dollars", with that flinty eyed 1,000 yard stare-now that's how we should be lookin' at Trump* now, make him squirm, sweat. The adults are done with his nonsense.
 
2020-09-29 8:43:53 PM  

wearsmanyhats: "reported internal USPS documents describing it only as an unexplained "error" "

Sounds like shenanigans to me.


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2020-09-29 8:43:58 PM  
Trump knows that if he loses the office of the Presidency he will go to jail.  Likely, many people around him and this administration will also end up in court and ultimately in jail as well.  They have nothing to lose by committing more crimes to stay out of jail, so, expect them to do everything they can, legal or not, to stay in office.
 
2020-09-29 8:43:58 PM  
My disabled adult son signed up for absentee ballots this spring. He signed up for the spring election and the presidential election on the same day. He received the spring ballot at the correct address. The presidential ballot has him registered at an old address he never used to vote. This was done intentionally by the Wisconsin GOP. It's happened to several people in his section 8 housing.
 
2020-09-29 8:49:01 PM  
Would this be a problem in states that don't automatically send them out?

In my state, you confirm your current registered address during the application and have the ability to mail it to a different address like I did in college.
 
2020-09-29 8:49:34 PM  

Pincy: They will stop at nothing


And when democrat lawyers bring this to SCOTUS they will say fake news.
 
2020-09-29 8:49:58 PM  
When it hits the courts, DeJoy is going to be in a lot of trouble, as biden's attorneys will absolutely use the actions against trump regarding recounts etc.

I believe know no matter what this election goes to the courts. The only way it doesn't is if the vote is overwhelming.

/sorry, stating the obvious
 
2020-09-29 8:52:58 PM  
So the ballots are being sent unsolicited?
To get a ballot, you need to send in a request, which includes your current address.
Everybody needs to calm the eff down.
 
2020-09-29 8:54:45 PM  

erik-k: These people are literally, without exaggeration, the enemy of the republic and deserve the same fate as any such.

/"these people" are the trumpist Traitors


If only we could get real treason punishments...
 
2020-09-29 8:56:06 PM  

spiritplumber: wearsmanyhats: "reported internal USPS documents describing it only as an unexplained "error" "

Sounds like shenanigans to me.

ok, great, fix it.


I plan to vote, and make sure my vote is counted. Do you?
 
2020-09-29 9:00:33 PM  
None of the trump family wearing masks
 
2020-09-29 9:05:51 PM  
They did it to themselves and are now getting slaughtered in the mail-in tallies. Who had the genius ideas to rail against mail in voting and to sabotage the USPS, when their constituency is largely the at-risk population for Covid?

Smart politicking there.
 
2020-09-29 9:06:22 PM  

BlueDWarrior: Walker: Just a quinky dink I'm sure.

We're quickly reaching the point where Trump will just outright declare that people who aren't registered Republicans, and willing to sign themselves over to the Trumpist cult, are terrorists and move to revoke all of their legal rights.

Anything, ANYTHING to keep the Sword of Damocles that is his financial troubles from falling on his head.


Please don't give the screaming chimpanzee in a discount toupee any ideas. Thanks.
 
2020-09-29 9:08:27 PM  
FTA: ... an election official in an undisclosed state told TIME...

Maybe it was denial...
 
2020-09-29 9:16:01 PM  

bostonguy: Get a ballot early and physically bring it to the relevant location yourself.


This.. got my  ballot and dropped it off at the city clerk. No way in hell I'm mailing it.
 
2020-09-29 9:20:54 PM  
Vote in person if you can. Hand deliver your ballot otherwise.
 
2020-09-29 9:22:36 PM  

eddie_irvine: These people are oligarchs. And 40% of the population support them.


You Libs just dont get it. As soon as trump gets a second term, he's going to lower taxes so much, Steve-Dave down working at Joe's Tire and Burrito Hut are going to be rich in no time flat. Especially on that fat minimum wage job. Whatever minimum wage is after republicans are finally able to get rid of some pesky DEMOCRAT laws that only hurt Job Creators.
 
2020-09-29 9:34:59 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: So the ballots are being sent unsolicited?
To get a ballot, you need to send in a request, which includes your current address.
Everybody needs to calm the eff down.


You're new to the Politics tab? Logic has no place here.
 
2020-09-29 11:30:54 PM  

Icey_M: They did it to themselves and are now getting slaughtered in the mail-in tallies. Who had the genius ideas to rail against mail in voting and to sabotage the USPS, when their constituency is largely the at-risk population for Covid?

Smart politicking there.


Don't worry he's going to be farking with the in person vote too. Tonight he basically told proud boys to show up to polling places on election day. Plus the whole cops running people for warrants bullshiat they've done before.
 
2020-09-29 11:56:23 PM  
I feel like the USPS has been compromised. I hate to do this but I'm going to go to the polls and vote there.
I'm going to do early voting and go really early to avoid the crowds.
 
2020-09-30 12:05:38 AM  

AeAe: I feel like the USPS has been compromised. I hate to do this but I'm going to go to the polls and vote there.
I'm going to do early voting and go really early to avoid the crowds.


We already decided here to deliver our ballots in person. Since we're in Pennsylvania, we're probably going to go the the County board of elections and drop them off in person, since the Republican Party and the Trump campaign are both suing to attempt to disenfranchise us (They're trying to invalidate ballot drop boxes too)
 
2020-09-30 12:12:50 AM  

Pincy: They will stop at nothing

 
2020-09-30 12:23:09 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: Just vote in person FFS.  A vote by mail is a vote that's getting thrown out as far as I'm concerned.


But Covid so like, uh oh.

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2020-09-30 12:27:58 AM  

Derek Force: There you go... again.

Republicans can only win anymore by cheating.   gerry mandering, surpressing votes, anything they can do.

traitorous assholes.


Counterpoint: Seeing how the Republicans win, Americans largely said, "That's cool, now I don't have to vote anymore" which is a kind of choice, and kind of a will of the people, so technically it is a kind of democracy.
 
2020-09-30 3:09:03 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: So the ballots are being sent unsolicited?
To get a ballot, you need to send in a request, which includes your current address.
Everybody needs to calm the eff down.


No, some states have 100% vote by mail. In my state (AZ) I'm on the permanent early voting/vote by mail list. My ballots are mailed automatically.
A lot of people are being evicted or foreclosed on now, and that will continue to be true through the end of the year at least. They may need to register a change of address, even though they registered for a mail in ballot a while ago.
Please don't speak for the entire country when you're only familiar with whatever corner of it you happen to occupy.
 
2020-09-30 4:13:47 AM  

AeAe: I feel like the USPS has been compromised. I hate to do this but I'm going to go to the polls and vote there.
I'm going to do early voting and go really early to avoid the crowds.


At this point, if you're under 40 50, you should vote in person: psychopathic pedophile traitor Benedict Donald is a greater threat to your life and wellbeing than even a 100% risk of getting Covid.

/Easy for my ass to say, Oregon has been 100% VBM for a long time
 
2020-09-30 8:09:34 AM  
unsurprisingly stupidly awful.

I'm a little less concerned now that Phila actually finally did something with the $10 million they said they might do something with. it is... actually kind of impressive.

17 drop-off places, mostly schools, and open 7 days a week.

7 of those temporary offices are already open starting yesterday 9/29, and all will be open until 10/27.

interesting that anyone *NOT* already applied for mail-in will simply be allowed to: "register, request a mail ballot, fill it out, seal it in the secrecy envelope, place that in the outer envelope and sign your name, and then return it - all in one trip. Voters can visit any of the locations; you don't need to find the one nearest your home address."

so: those like me still waiting on our ballots, if we don't receive them by 10/6 are also allowed to request new ballots on the spot on/after that day.

https://twitter.com/Commish_Schmidt/s​t​atus/1309979137982029828
https://billypenn.com/2020/09/26/phil​a​delphia-early-voting-satellite-electio​n-mail-drop-box-register-coronavirus-s​afety-city-commissioners/
 
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